After the last few weeks saw Roberto Orci mentioned as the frontrunner to direct Star Trek 3, it's now stated that Orci has landed the gig.
Variety reports that Roberto Orci will direct Star Trek 3.
It's said Orci is currently writing the story for Star Trek 3 with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
Orci replaces J.J. Abrams who is busy with the new Star Wars, but Abrams will remain on board as a producer.
It's also stated that Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are expected to return.
No plot details are known as-of-yet.
Robert Orci co-wrote the first two new Star Trek movies.